AUTRF - Anna University of Technology Tiruchirappalli Research Foundation
The ‘Anna University Tiruchirappalli Research Foundation’ (AUTRF) incorporated as a not-for-profit foundation, has been established by Anna University, Tiruchirappalli, in January 2008. It aims to provide an Organization for the Management and Physical support for Fundamental, Applied and Computational Research, discovery of new ideas and advancement of Innovative and wide ranging cutting-edge technologies.
AUTRF is conceived as a nodal center that can be used to transfer ideas from laboratory concepts to marketable products in addition to providing the technical expertise needed to help the researchers, sponsors and clients to remain at the vanguard of advanced, state of the art technologies.
The Research Foundation is aiming to support TAU Faculty, Staff and Researchers in identifying and obtaining external support (pre-award) from sponsors and is responsible for the administration of all such funded programs (post-award). It supports all of the University initiatives for recruiting and retaining the best-qualified researchers and significantly increasing the level of sponsored funding received at this campus. By building a foundation for world class research through effective administration, responsible stewardship of funds, and sound management practices, the Research Foundation will continue to be an important partner in all future research endeavors of TAU.
Governed by a Governing Council, the foundation is headed by a Director and is supported ably by a team of Coordinators. The Vice-Chancellor of the University serves as chair of the board ex officio. The Governing Council approves the operating budget for the Research Foundation's administrative expenses. Personnel working on Research Foundation projects are appointed as University personnel and are paid through the University under an agreement between the University and the Research Foundation. The Anna University Tiruchirappalli Research Foundation (AUTRF) does not own or operate research facilities but utilizes facilities provided by the University under provisions of the agreement. The facilities are open to researchers of all disciplines. Initially the major thrust areas of focus are
- WEB SERVICES
- PERVASIVE COMPUTING TECHNOLOGIES
- 4G COMMUNICATIONS
- NANOSCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
- PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING
The RF is created because the distinctive environment of sponsored programs demands flexibility and the capacity to respond quickly to a wide variety of conditions and changing sponsor requirements. The RF in total supports the advancement of education, research and discovery at TAU. Contributions to AUTRF both National and International will result as scholarships, graduate fellowships, faculty grants and equipment cost-sharing grants.
The mission of the Anna University Tiruchirappalli Research Foundation (AUTRF) is to encourage development, execution and harmonization of sponsored research at the Anna University, in the continuation of its educational objectives and academic plan.
The Research Foundation pursues this mission by performing sponsored research for Government agencies, Industry and Private organizations, with the intention of strengthening society and benefiting the public.
The Foundation strives to:
- Construct a professional, teamwork oriented environment
- Provide challenging opportunities for researchers
- Impart high ethical standards of integrity and
- Utilize and maximize the available resources
Core Values AUTRF strives to accomplish its mission by:
- Providing competent and efficient operations
- Promoting professional and ethical behavior and
- Encouraging flexibility and adaptability to change
The vision of the Research Foundation is to become a premier organization, for the leadership and support of sponsored project development and administration.
To be internationally recognized and respected as the most responsive, efficient and effective partner for University Research, by providing expertise and wide-ranging services.
Director : Dr. V. SIVAKUMAR
Coordinator : Dr. A. PURATCHIKODY